Catasauqua Press

Monday, July 13, 2020

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 by The Press in Local News

JULY

(Please note that, although municipal buildings are beginning to reopen to the public, some meetings may still be held via teleconference.)

MONDAY 6

Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.

WEDNESDAY 8

LVHN COMMUNITY PARTNER

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Roger Hudak a booster for South

Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez gives Roger Hudak a lot of credit.

“Roger’s motivation, energy and commitment of his personal time has been invaluable to the City of Bethlehem, especially the South Side,” Donchez said of Hudak.

Hudak acknowledges the South Side has for decades had to overcome negative attitudes about where to live.

Immigrants coming to this country to work at Bethlehem Steel in the mid-20th century settled on the South Side to be near where they worked.

Melvin’s opens, delights shoppers

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Front St. farm stand offers produce, specialty items

A local fruit and vegetable stand in Catasauqua Borough opened June 20. Melvin’s Farm Stand, located at 327 Front St., began its inaugural year selling fresh produce.

The stand is operated by Melissa Brown and Catasauqua Borough Council President Vince Smith. They derived the name Melvin from a combination of both of their first names.

Troubles continue on Race St. bridge

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

It was reported the Race Street bridge would reopen June 4 after more than two years of construction. However, plans changed following a final inspection of the construction work.

“There was a snag that developed,” Catasauqua Borough Council President Vincent Smith said.

According to Councilwoman Deb Mellish, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation inspected the bridge only to discover construction irregularities that caused a failed inspection.

Borough Manager Steven Travers was unavailable for comment.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by The Press in Local News

JUNE

(Please note that, although municipal buildings are beginning to reopen to the public, some meetings may still be held via teleconference.)

THURSDAY 25

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2202 Grove Road.

MONDAY 29

Catasauqua Borough General Government Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Council holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

JULY

WEDNESDAY 1

Pool will remain closed for season

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Dye to be added to water in hopes of finding leak; repairs set for summer

Youngsters in Catasauqua Borough may have had a mild adrenaline rush after they saw the pool at Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St., filled with water. The pool and its campus did, in fact, look wonderful and inviting. However, borough officials have reiterated the pool is closed and will remain that way for the summer.

The pool was filled with water so that a dye can be placed in the pool to ascertain where a leak is. A slow leak has been present for a number of years.

3d Dance Studio honors birthdays, celebrates seniors

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by STACEY KOCH in Local News

As with many businesses in the Lehigh Valley and beyond, owners are trying to adjust to this new temporary change of life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Danielle Fritz O’Brien, owner of 3d Dance Studio in Northampton, is no different. The Alburtis resident is supporting her clients by participating in delivering a special birthday message in the form of a parade for her dancers.

On April 27, Isabella Derhammer, of Northampton, was the honorary recipient of a special birthday event for turning 11 years old. Isabella has been a student of 3d Dance Studio for eight years.